Enjoy bird’s-eye views over Vilnius’ Old Town on this 1-hour hot-air balloon flight. Following a hotel pickup, hop into the basket with a pilot and take to the skies! As you climb higher and higher, take in panoramic views over Vilnius to the surrounding countryside and enjoy this relaxing experience to the full. When your hot-air balloon flight comes to an end, land gently in a meadow and sip Champagne as the team packs the balloon away. Then, return in comfort to your hotel in Vilnius.
1-hour hot-air balloon flight over Vilnius’ Old Town
Climb into the basket and drift gently into the skies with a pilot
Admire fine views over Vilnius’ Old Town and the countryside beyond
Enjoy the peaceful feeling of floating through the air
Sip Champagne back on terra firma as the team pack your balloon away
Tour includes pickup and drop-off from your centrally located Vilnius hotel
I'd never been on a hot air balloon before, and the idea of seeing Old Town seemed quite exciting....so I booked. The van arrived at the hotel right on time, I jumped in, the driver and pilot and I chatted about various flying experiences etc, and I guess it still hadn't sunk in yet....Then we arrived in this beautiful park, where locals and tourists had started to gather in groups with kids, all around over the park. We were given very explicit instructions on what to do or not to do, for the safety of everyone who was going to fly. There were 6 guests and the pilot....and we all kinda started getting to know one another while the balloon was being prepared. The actual flight was about 45 minutes, but from pick up to drop off, this beautiful, life-changing adventure lasted about 3 and a 1/2 hours. When the balloon was all ready, we were carefully instructed on how to get into the basket etc. Once we were all in, the balloon lifted off so slowly that it was near impossible to even feel that we had lifted. These groups of people slowly became smaller, and as we gently rose, we started moving west. We could see the vastly different layout of the Old Town, then over the city which is fairly large from the air....we kept traveling west, to the setting sun, and the low angle lighting was perfect for great photography. Except for the sound of the burners occasionally, there was absolute silence, and a pilot who was so skilled, that my fears of heights, and crashing became nothing, I was awed like never before .... we then crossed over the river, and carried on past the city, over forest, rural areas, and highlights were briefly explained to us, without detracting from the most beautiful scenery, which only seemed to get better as we were then allowed to fly at much lower altitude (air traffic control rules), and actually see the houses and farms and forests...and I kept thinking that this was the highlight of my life so far, and how glad I was that I trusted my gut and booked this. The entire team was so professional, humorous and knowledgeable, and safety was taken extremely seriously, so I can honestly say that i didn't feel a hint of fear at any point during this incredible ride....if you have the means and time, I highly recommend this. I tried to book a 2nd tour for following day, but was sold out. Excellent!!!!! ******
Dear Allan! It was a pleasure to have you aboard. Actually, that silence and the tranquility is a huge part of the magic, while flying hot air balloons. Good to know that you are satisfied with the overall experience and the service! See you again some day!
During our brief visit to Vilnius, we had the opportunity to take a hot air balloon flight. Although originally scheduled over the Old Town, the winds were contrary, so we flew over Trakai Castle instead. The team was great and spoke excellent English. We flew with pilot/owner Vytautas Samarinas, who told us much about Lithuania and ballooning. We flew about nine miles in just under an hour and saw not only the impressive Trakai Castle from the air but also wild boars and deer as we flew just over the treetops of a neighboring forest. The crew picked us up at our hotel and returned us there. I have no hesitation in recommending them and would love to fly with them again, next time over Old Town Vilnius.
Sorry for the change of plan. Unfortunately, we have no control over the winds and weather. Anyway, we are happy that the experience itself and the service satisfied you. We really hope to see you back in Lithuania again!
Very professional. Safety conscious. English speaker to provide instructions and explanations on ground. Friendly people. Lots of balloons lifting off and floating at once. Really convenient door to door pickup and drop off. And Lithuania is the least expensive place in the world to float because there are so many balloons in the country. Great staff. Delightful experience.
In a word - superb. The whole thing from being involved in getting our balloon ready for take-off, through to helping to put it away after landing. The scenery was stunning and our guide excellent. Of course we had beautiful weather which always helps. But I can't recommend this trp strongly enough and would definitely do it again.
Balloon flight over Vilnius was a great and beatiful experience! We appreciated the professional crew and the way we were treated from pick-up at the hotel and until we was back at the hotel. Highly recommended!